Day 71: Sri Lankan train journeys: It's the right thing to do, and the best place to do it. Did it all the way from Ella to Colombo, and the scenery was unbelievable. Not only is it the best way to see the countryside, but also the cheapest.
Just a little tip: Go with 2nd class. We did first class for the Ella - Nanu Oya part for 1000 rupees (6.5 US$) per person. You get reserved seats, but half the fun.
Then from Nanu Oya - Colombo we did in 2nd class and payed only 220 rupees (1.43 US$) per person. We did find seats on a first come first served basis, and where happy about that since it is a 6-7 hour journey. The best part is that we could open the windows for fresh air. Also, this is where all the travellers get the fun pictures from for their IG's....